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Complete Cornell University course descriptions are in the Courses of Study .

Course ID Title Offered
CHEM1008 Academic Support for CHEM 2080 CHEM 1008 reviews material presented in CHEM 2080 lectures and also provides problem-solving strategies and practice. This course is recommended for students who want to improve their chemistry problem-solving skills. CHEM 1008 is not a substitute for CHEM 2080 lectures and recitations.

Full details for CHEM 1008 - Academic Support for CHEM 2080

Spring.
CHEM1058 Academic Support for CHEM 3580 Reviews material presented in CHEM 3580 lectures and offers practice with CHEM 3580 material. Weekly review sessions focus on the most important topics covered in lecture and office hours held throughout the week are designed to help improve performance in CHEM 3580.

Full details for CHEM 1058 - Academic Support for CHEM 3580

Spring.
CHEM1570 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on structure, reactivity, and mechanisms of carbon compounds relevant to the life sciences.

Full details for CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

Spring, Summer.
CHEM2080 General Chemistry II Covers fundamental chemical principles, including reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. These principles are presented quantitatively and explored in the laboratory. Considerable attention is given to the quantitative calculations and techniques important for further work in chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II

Spring, Summer.
CHEM2090 Engineering General Chemistry Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, introductory quantum mechanics, and intermolecular forces in liquids and solids and gases. Attention will be focused on aspects and applications of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.

Full details for CHEM 2090 - Engineering General Chemistry

Fall, Spring.
CHEM2150 Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry Intensive systematic study of the laws and concepts of chemistry, with considerable emphasis on quantitative aspects. CHEM 2150 covers electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. 2150 serves as an accelerated entry into organic chemistry in the Spring semester for students with a strong background in chemistry. Laboratory work covers qualitative and quantitative analysis, thermodynamics, kinetics transition metal chemistry, and spectroscopic techniques.

Full details for CHEM 2150 - Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry

Fall.
CHEM2510 Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry Introduction to the synthesis, separation, characterization, and handling of materials, including the applications of different types of chromatography, extraction, crystallization, infrared spectroscopy, polarimetry, and others. An experiment is performed the first week of lab and to prepare for this lab students need to enroll in the course Canvas site and complete the appropriate pre-lab assignments outlined on that site before coming to the first lab.

Full details for CHEM 2510 - Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM2880 Introductory Physical Chemistry This course covers the application of physical chemistry to biological systems, including spectroscopy, photochemistry, statistical mechanics, phenomena in condensed phases, electron transfer, and transport.

Full details for CHEM 2880 - Introductory Physical Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM2900 Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory Survey of the methods basic to the experimental study of physical chemistry, with a focus on the areas of kinetics, equilibrium, calorimetry, and molecular spectroscopy.

Full details for CHEM 2900 - Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Spring.
CHEM3010 Honors Experimental Chemistry I Introduction to the techniques of synthetic organic chemistry. A representative selection of the most important classes of organic reactions is explored in the first half of the semester, augmented by lectures on the reaction chemistry and the theory of separation and characterization techniques.

Full details for CHEM 3010 - Honors Experimental Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM3030 Honors Experimental Chemistry III Introduction to experimental physical chemistry, including topics in spectroscopy and kinetics. The analysis and numerical simulation of experimental data is stressed.

Full details for CHEM 3030 - Honors Experimental Chemistry III

Spring.
CHEM3580 Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences Study of the important classes of carbon compounds-including those encountered in the biological sciences. The course emphasizes their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods of identifying them, and their role in modern science and technology.

Full details for CHEM 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Spring, Summer.
CHEM3590 Honors Organic Chemistry I The course provides an intensive introduction to organic chemistry as a solid foundation for subsequent study in the fields of chemical, biological, materials and physical sciences. Students will learn a set of important tools and concepts that will enable appreciation and powerful application of modern organic chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 3590 - Honors Organic Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM3900 Honors Physical Chemistry II CHEM 3900 is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles, the laws of thermodynamics, concepts of equilibrium, and chemical kinetics are covered in detail.

Full details for CHEM 3900 - Honors Physical Chemistry II

Spring.
CHEM4100 Inorganic Chemistry Discussion of chemical bonding and reactivity with an emphasis on the transition metals. A "ground up" approach will be taken, building bonding models from atomic electronic structure to molecular orbital theory. Course will also introduce concepts germane to solid state chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic catalysis.

Full details for CHEM 4100 - Inorganic Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM4210 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research Research in inorganic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4210 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4330 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research Research in analytical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4330 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4610 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research Research in organic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4610 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4770 Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research Research in physical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4770 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4810 Computational Methods in Chemistry This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics.

Full details for CHEM 4810 - Computational Methods in Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM4980 Honors Seminar In the Chemistry Honors Seminar students will present their research in written and oral form. The Seminar will also include a broader discussion of professional issues and life skills in the world of chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 4980 - Honors Seminar

Spring.
CHEM5110 Chemical Facilities Boot Camp Discussion of and demonstration of facilities relevant to modern chemical research.

Full details for CHEM 5110 - Chemical Facilities Boot Camp

Multi-semester course: (Fall).
CHEM5120 Capstone Research Project Supervision of Capstone Research Project.

Full details for CHEM 5120 - Capstone Research Project

Multi-semester course: (Fall, Spring).
CHEM5810 Computational Methods in Chemistry This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics. 

Full details for CHEM 5810 - Computational Methods in Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM6070 Solid State Chemistry This course is aimed at the broad community of chemists and engineers interested in the synthesis, structure, characterization, and application of extended solids. We will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in materials chemistry, starting with the construction (how do we make it?) and characterization (how do we know?) of organic, hybrid, and inorganic materials. We will then explore the relationship between a material's properties and its potential applications (what can we use it for?). Special topics including porous materials, metal-organic frameworks, conductivity, and defects.

Full details for CHEM 6070 - Solid State Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM6080 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Organometallic Chemistry

Full details for CHEM 6080 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Organometallic Chemistry

CHEM6250 Advanced Analytical Chemistry I Application of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy in metabolomics, chemical biology, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and polymer chemistry problems. Some practical experience in NMR and MS is offered.

Full details for CHEM 6250 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM6290 Electrochemistry Fundamentals and applications of electrochemistry. Topics include the fundamentals of electrode kinetics, electron transfer theory, the electrical double layer, diffusion, and other modes of transport. A broad range of electrochemical methods, techniques and instrumentation will also be covered.

Full details for CHEM 6290 - Electrochemistry

Spring.
CHEM6660 Synthetic Organic Chemistry Modern techniques of organic synthesis; applications of organic reaction mechanisms and retrosynthetic analysis to the problems encountered in rational multistep synthesis, with particular emphasis on modern developments in synthesis design.

Full details for CHEM 6660 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM7880 Structural Methods in Biochemistry Lectures cover the fundamentals of X-ray crystallography, X-ray scattering, and electron microscopy with a practical emphasis on methods for investigating the three-dimensional structures of macromolecules. Topics include the physics of scattering and imaging; sample preparation; data collection and processing; and structure determination, refinement, validation, and interpretation.

Full details for CHEM 7880 - Structural Methods in Biochemistry

Spring.
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